puppy

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puppy

the young of the canine species; usually used up to the age of 12 months.

fading puppy syndrome
see fading kitten/puppy syndrome.
puppy pyoderma
puppy strangles
see juvenile pyoderma.
puppy walker
a person who cares for a puppy during its formative stage, from weaning to about a year of age. A practice with dogs destined for the hunt or as guide dogs for the blind.
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It also points out the possible benefit of more than one LGD per farm to create an opportunity to play with the animals from the same species, especially in the puppyhood.
But not to worry -- if a pit bull flushed down the toilet can grow to healthy puppyhood, maybe the human spirit can similarly endure.
I subtracted six months for puppyhood and training.
Offering strategies to resolve common problem behaviors, guidelines for aiding a dog's adjustment to family life, an overview of canine physical, mental, and emotional development from puppyhood to old age and more, Parenting Your Dog is a superb supplementary resource and instructional reference for dog owners of all experience levels.
Created using synthetic pheromones made to mimic the scent given off by lactating bitches to reassure their puppies, it works on the basis that adult dogs also feel calmer and more comforted when they sense the pheromone -- perhaps it takes them back to a time in puppyhood when they didn't have a care in the world.
This is a behaviour pattern left over from puppyhood when the mother ate all of the waste products, and had to stimulate urination in the first two weeks of a puppy's life by licking.
Surely afflicted with fleas, worms, and every other plague of the canine population, the creature seemed to have no puppyhood, no bursts of eagerness, merely a slog through doghood.
To me, they're just halitosis at one end and a wind tunnel at the other, and I've never been impressed by psychotic black dogs with names like Tyson who have been fed on a diet of minced kittens since puppyhood, and are bought by deeply unpleasant people who think that ownership of such a beast will instantly gain them "respect".
Grace would have been as exuberant as the black dog circling the tree if her puppyhood had been different.
Woolf tries to imagine what the sensual impressions of Flush's puppyhood would have been.
Missing out on puppyhood because of tough training, seldom cared for or treated like man's best friend.
Though LM Series owners can'' reach inside their pet and change and "genetic" hardwiring (as owners of the high-end AIBO can) the mechanical mutt will still learn up to seventy-five words and maintain a multistage growth cycle from puppyhood through adolscence and into adulthood--though only its owners will be allowed to actually die.